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glitter178
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Re: USC 2011

Postby glitter178 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:33 pm

Crazycall2 wrote:we have to wait until Christmas?? (or almost Christmas) bah ......humbug

anybody know if there's a phone call involved or just the letter and status checker?


reading last year's thread, it's a letter--- a rejection-sized one. Waitlists via status checker, but that comes later. No email or phone -- there were a few exceptions, but only for extreme circumstances.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby ads222 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:51 pm

Crazycall2 wrote:we have to wait until Christmas?? (or almost Christmas) bah ......humbug

?


wait, what? Christmas?

according to LSN, last year's people (except for two lone applicants who heard 11/24 and 12/4?) started to hear about acceptances like two weeks from today. if that's what you meant by almost Christmas, two weeks from now sounds sooner (and psychologically kinder) than almost-Christmas!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby whereto4law » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:14 pm

I've been sitting at "Complete" since 10/11...any idea why I have not moved to "Under Review"?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby username99 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:14 pm

whereto4law wrote:I've been sitting at "Complete" since 10/11...any idea why I have not moved to "Under Review"?


Same

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Re: USC 2011

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:17 pm

username99 wrote:
whereto4law wrote:I've been sitting at "Complete" since 10/11...any idea why I have not moved to "Under Review"?


Same


Me too. But I think USC reviews batches based on strength of numbers. I'm definitely not an auto admit. Those with stronger numbers went into review faster. That is at least, what I'm gleaning from the time I've been following this thread.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby nematoad » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:22 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
username99 wrote:
whereto4law wrote:I've been sitting at "Complete" since 10/11...any idea why I have not moved to "Under Review"?


Same


Me too. But I think USC reviews batches based on strength of numbers. I'm definitely not an auto admit. Those with stronger numbers went into review faster. That is at least, what I'm gleaning from the time I've been following this thread.


yeah I agree. a good amount of schools (mostly in the top 20) seem to review applications in that way.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby DreamShake » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:58 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
username99 wrote:
whereto4law wrote:I've been sitting at "Complete" since 10/11...any idea why I have not moved to "Under Review"?


Same


Me too. But I think USC reviews batches based on strength of numbers. I'm definitely not an auto admit. Those with stronger numbers went into review faster. That is at least, what I'm gleaning from the time I've been following this thread.


Submitted around 10/20, complete 11/1, and not yet under review with borderline auto-admit numbers (median GPA, >75% LSAT).

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Re: USC 2011

Postby shanshan333 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:26 pm

In Review!! Submitted 11/14.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:32 pm

I am still complete as of 11/01, submitted 10/28, they must hate me.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby shanshan333 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:33 pm

Haha. The funny thing is that people get all excited when you go UR, and you wind up being there for about a month... nothing exciting about it. I've been UR since 11/22.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby beachbum » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:23 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I am still complete as of 11/01, submitted 10/28, they must hate me.


Yeeeup.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby glitter178 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm

shanshan333 wrote:Haha. The funny thing is that people get all excited when you go UR, and you wind up being there for about a month... nothing exciting about it. I've been UR since 11/22.


yeah, i've been IR since 11/8. and i think a few have been in review since october. Hopefully, we'll be the first to go DF in a few weeks.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Juuuulie » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:58 am

Submitted 11/30, complete 12/1, in review 12/2.

I'm 3.64, 167, so no barn-burner, numbers wise.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby silly101 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:53 pm

complete 11/15
and thats all ive heard
:(

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Re: USC 2011

Postby HuberttheDim » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:00 pm

I don't get it. I submitted my app on 11/22 and went UR on 11/24. And I doubt they will be reviewing my app earlier than those who submitted before me because my LSAT score is below the mean. Maybe USC is more random than we might think?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bdubs » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:05 pm

USC is the only school to have required official communication from my UG regarding my disciplinary record addendum. I've been incomplete for more than 3 weeks waiting for them to get the letter from my school saying the records are expunged! Just requested a replacement letter the other day assuming the first got lost.

Anyone else having this much trouble?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby DAisaka09 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:07 pm

I'm in a similar situation, submitted 11/20 and went UR almost immediately 11/22. My numbers are strong 170 3.59 but i'm worried that my resume and personal statement might leave me on the WL which sucks since its one of my top choices. Rushing applications out FTL.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby trudat15 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:10 pm

bdubs wrote:USC is the only school to have required official communication from my UG regarding my disciplinary record addendum. I've been incomplete for more than 3 weeks waiting for them to get the letter from my school saying the records are expunged! Just requested a replacement letter the other day assuming the first got lost.

Anyone else having this much trouble?


I had to do this as well. But I had mine sent in early September. I confirmed they received it then submitted my app a month later and had no problems. Similarly, my records have been expunged so my dean just wrote that.

Also - did you not apply to NYU/Columbia/Cornell/Duke? They are the other schools on my list that I had to have the school send letters to (in Cornell's case, their Dean's Cert form).

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bdubs » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:16 pm

trudat15 wrote:
bdubs wrote:USC is the only school to have required official communication from my UG regarding my disciplinary record addendum. I've been incomplete for more than 3 weeks waiting for them to get the letter from my school saying the records are expunged! Just requested a replacement letter the other day assuming the first got lost.

Anyone else having this much trouble?


I had to do this as well. But I had mine sent in early September. I confirmed they received it then submitted my app a month later and had no problems. Similarly, my records have been expunged so my dean just wrote that.

Also - did you not apply to NYU/Columbia/Cornell/Duke? They are the other schools on my list that I had to have the school send letters to (in Cornell's case, their Dean's Cert form).


Applied to Columbia, NYU and Duke. Still not complete yet at NYU or Columbia but I didn't receive a request from either (I attached an electronic copy of an official letter detailing the expungement to Columbia). I am complete and UR at Duke without any letter from my school.

USC specifically stated they would not accept anything electronically. This is so annoying for one minor alcohol policy violation when I was of legal drinking age. Very frustrating.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby trudat15 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:20 pm

bdubs wrote:
trudat15 wrote:
bdubs wrote:USC is the only school to have required official communication from my UG regarding my disciplinary record addendum. I've been incomplete for more than 3 weeks waiting for them to get the letter from my school saying the records are expunged! Just requested a replacement letter the other day assuming the first got lost.

Anyone else having this much trouble?


I had to do this as well. But I had mine sent in early September. I confirmed they received it then submitted my app a month later and had no problems. Similarly, my records have been expunged so my dean just wrote that.

Also - did you not apply to NYU/Columbia/Cornell/Duke? They are the other schools on my list that I had to have the school send letters to (in Cornell's case, their Dean's Cert form).


Applied to Columbia, NYU and Duke. Still not complete yet at NYU or Columbia but I didn't receive a request from either (I attached an electronic copy of an official letter detailing the expungement to Columbia). I am complete and UR at Duke without any letter from my school.

USC specifically stated they would not accept anything electronically. This is so annoying for one minor alcohol policy violation when I was of legal drinking age. Very frustrating.


I think on the App it says something to the effect of: "if you answered yes to question xx, please have your UG Dean or office in charge of student records send us a detailed explanation of the incident." They wont send a request (the way USC emails you and tells you that you need to have this submitted), but it might explain why you arent complete at NYU/Columbia yet. Though maybe not, since you are already UR at Duke.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby brittknee » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:22 pm

silly101 wrote:complete 11/15
and thats all ive heard
:(


Complete, and that's it, since 10/7. I hope this makes everyone else feel a LOT better.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bdubs » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:32 pm

trudat15 wrote:I think on the App it says something to the effect of: "if you answered yes to question xx, please have your UG Dean or office in charge of student records send us a detailed explanation of the incident." They wont send a request (the way USC emails you and tells you that you need to have this submitted), but it might explain why you arent complete at NYU/Columbia yet. Though maybe not, since you are already UR at Duke.


Thanks for the heads up. Just requested a letter go to NYU. Hoping that Columbia will be OK with the electronic attachment or at least notify me that they need an official copy.

Anyway, looking forward to going complete at USC. How long have decisions been taking?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby obrienfa » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:38 pm

bdubs wrote:
trudat15 wrote:I think on the App it says something to the effect of: "if you answered yes to question xx, please have your UG Dean or office in charge of student records send us a detailed explanation of the incident." They wont send a request (the way USC emails you and tells you that you need to have this submitted), but it might explain why you arent complete at NYU/Columbia yet. Though maybe not, since you are already UR at Duke.


Thanks for the heads up. Just requested a letter go to NYU. Hoping that Columbia will be OK with the electronic attachment or at least notify me that they need an official copy.

Anyway, looking forward to going complete at USC. How long have decisions been taking?


No decisions have been handed out yet. But we should hear something around Christmas according to previous posts.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:00 pm

I applied Dec 1st, went complete this afternoon and then went IR about an hour ago. I thought USC was slow, so this was surprising

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Re: USC 2011

Postby mst » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:08 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:I applied Dec 1st, went complete this afternoon and then went IR about an hour ago. I thought USC was slow, so this was surprising


I've been complete for a month with great numbers for USC, so this kinda grinds my gears.




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